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Rentokil, the world leader in pest control completes its most recent acquisition of Maykar Pest Control from Bangalore, India. The acquisition further strengthens Rentokil Initial's presence in South India, and significantly increase's the company's market share to become the largest commercial pest control service provider in India. Rentokil currently operates in all major Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities with an extensive service network operating from more than 20 locations throughout India. 

Tony Poulsen, Regional Managing Director and Head of Operations in Asia shared, "Rentokil Initial will continue to invest in areas where there is rising awareness of health and hygiene standards, as we believe this trend will accelerate as India continues to develop. The sustainable core of our Pest and Hygiene service offerings supports both communities and economies of the cities in which we operate". 

In line with the leading strategy to be the 'Experts in the Essentials', the acquisition expands Rentokil Initial's customer base, increasingly both its reach and capability to compete more effectively in the target market segments of Food Processing, Pharmaceutical and IT/ITeS. Sam Easaw, Managing Director of Rentokil Initial India says, "We look forward to providing Maykar's customers with our innovative and differentiated service offerings for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Rentokil Initial with national presence is now better equipped to support business of any scale, from local conglomerates to multinational brands; improving operations efficiency and reducing risks which threaten fast-growing companies in our booming market". Rentokil Initial will retain and integrate Maykar's valuable team, tap on their local insight and introduce Rentokil's training and technology to induct the new team members.


Rentokil Initial is one of the largest business services companies in the world, operating in the major economies of Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa. With more than 100 years legacy, 70,000 employees providing a range of services and solutions in over 58 countries, the brand has come to represent trusted quality of services and customer service excellence. 

For more information, or to schedule for an interview please contact National Marketing Manager Jayakanth Loganathan at +91 (0) 44 4293 9005 or email: [email protected]

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